Defense

Virtual reality dome impact of real-life scenarios on cognitive abilities

Posted February 26, 2016 by Jane Benson

For researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, there just may be no place like dome.

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New mortar system lighten the load for soldiers

Posted February 26, 2016 by John B. Snyder

The Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., announced this week that it has received a $4.6 million contract to start a new product line for the 81mm mortar system that will help reduce an infantryman's fatigue and movement time over a cross-country route.

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Carter: Budget reflects defense needs in new strategic era

Posted February 26, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal accounts for America’s leading role as an underwriter of worldwide security and the need to invest in technologies and people in a new strategic era, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 25.

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Laser weapons development by 2023

Posted February 26, 2016 by David Vergun

Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close."

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Welsh presents AF update at AFA

Posted February 26, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III outlined Air Force operations from 2015, the service’s plan for 2016, and what is to come in the future at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.

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JMSDF, U.S. Navy grow green partnership

Posted February 26, 2016 by PO2 Susan Damman

Navy photograph by Smn. Cole C. Pielop Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JDS Samidare (DD-106) receives an advanced biofuel mixture from the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the John C. Stennis Strike Group is operating as part…

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Airpower leaders stress stronger role for Airmen in future ops

Posted February 26, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

Two generals who oversee the Air Force’s combat and global strike aircraft touted a nonflying asset able to drop a precise airstrike anywhere in the world — an airman. “Our overwhelming advantage is our airmen and the way they think,” said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of the Air Combat Command, during the Air Force…

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Gallium alloys could be the future of radio frequency electronics

Posted February 24, 2016 by Derek Hardin

Air Force photograph The enabling attributes of Gallium Liquid Metal Alloys (GaLMAs) make them ideal for 3D freestanding liquid metal structures, as demonstrated by these GaLMA “snowmen.” These structures can lead to the development of three-dimensional circuitry. Electronic circuits and antennas for integral Air Force systems and tasks could one day receive a boost in…

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GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations

Posted February 24, 2016 by Richard Lardner

House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit from higher levels of military spending. The 34 GOP lawmakers, all members of the House Armed Services Committee, are pressing for an $18 billion increase…

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Army seeking ‘3rd offset strategy’ to dominate enemy

Posted February 24, 2016 by David Vergun

"Our adversaries have begun to catch us in technology and in some cases, we believe, may overmatch some of our systems," said a senior intelligence advisor.

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